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Re: Hard Disk Access under Linux

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On Wed, Sep 05, 2001 at 14:42:45 +0100, ASTLE Neal wrote:
> Does Linux in general access the hard disk drive via the PC's BIOS or via
> the Hard Disk Drive Controller

It is my understanding that Linux uses the PC's BIOS as little as possible
(mostly as a means of gathering information about the system) and resorts to
using BIOS functions only if no reasonable alternative exists. I'm pretty
sure hard disk access is done without resorting to the BIOS.

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